After two days of construction on the addition, I've learned that there are good days, and bad days, and days where you just fight to keep your head above water. Its those latter kind of days that remind me of the wisdom of Peter Griffin and Paula Abdul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Xnosq1ei4&feature=related
As you may recall from yesterday, our place was without water for the night, but Colleen's parents did have water. Today, the plumber came out (step forward) and said he'd have to break through the footer they just laid yesterday to fix the broken pipe (step back) and then he left without actually doing any work (step back). The county tax assessor also came out. He said that he could lower our tax assessment (see previous entry: Money II) (step forward). Later in the day, the cap on the broken pipe ceased to hold (step back) which was then later recapped (step forward). So we pretty much ended the day the same place we started, only with slightly lower taxes and the looming problem of having to jackhammer open and the repour part of the footer.
Good luck getting Paula and Peter out of your head.